Des Moines Independent Community School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 61 public schools in Des Moines Independent Community School District, serving 33,495 students.
  • Public school in Des Moines Independent Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Iowa public school average of 77%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 75% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
  • The top ranked public schools in Des Moines Independent Community School District are Cowles Elementary School, Downtown School and Merrill Middle School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
School District Websitehttp://www.dmschools.org
School District Phone Number(515)242-7911
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IA)
# of Schools61 Schools1,330 Schools
# of Students33,495 Students502,459 Students
# of Teachers2,207 Teachers34,396 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1

District Comparison

  • Des Moines Independent Community School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 332 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
77%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Des Moines Independent Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
75%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Des Moines Independent Community   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Des Moines Independent Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.740.41
# of American Indian Students137 Students1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students2,732 Students12,683 Students
% Asian Students
8%
3%
# of Hispanic Students8,870 Students54,404 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
11%
# of Black Students6,573 Students30,879 Students
% Black Students
20%
6%
# of White Students12,919 Students381,240 Students
% White Students
39%
76%
# of Hawaiian Students63 Students1,350 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students2,201 Students20,029 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:1,49322,072
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,52138,247
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,48834,902
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,47236,010
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,55636,631
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,60637,922
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,65237,957
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,50237,546
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,35337,038
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,36136,371
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,26437,643
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,39337,027
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,33736,147
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,49736,946
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $11,352 is higher than the state average of $10,550. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $11,447 is higher than the state average of $10,645. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IA)
Total Revenue$387 MM$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of Des Moines Independent Community   School District and average revenue for each school distric in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$390 MM$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Des Moines Independent Community   School District and average spending for each school distric in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,352$10,550
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Des Moines Independent Community   School District and average revenue per public school student in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$11,447$10,645
This chart display average spending per public school student in Des Moines Independent Community   School District and average spending per public school student in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Des Moines Independent Community School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Brody Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2501 Park Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8443

    Grades: 6-8 | 770 students
  • Brubaker Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2900 E 42nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8405

    Grades: PK-5 | 709 students
  • Callanan Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3010 Center Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8101

    Grades: 6-8 | 603 students
  • Capitol View Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    320 E. 16th
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8402

    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
  • Carver Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    705 E University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8418

    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
  • Cattell Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8403

    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
  • Cowles Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 96%
    Rank: Top 10%
    6401 College Ave
    Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    (515)242-7818

    Grades: PK-8 | 397 students
  • Downtown School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515)284-5848

    Grades: K-6 | 271 students
  • East High School Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    815 E 13th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7788

    Grades: 9-12 | 2236 students
  • Edmunds Fine Arts Academy Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    950 15th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)243-1174

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Findley Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8407

    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
  • Garton Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2820 E 24th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8408

    Grades: PK-5 | 650 students
  • Goodrell Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3300 E. 29th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8444

    Grades: 6-8 | 571 students
  • Greenwood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    316 37th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8410

    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
  • Hanawalt Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    225 56th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8411

    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
  • Harding Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8445

    Grades: 6-8 | 788 students
  • Hiatt Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1430 E. University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7774

    Grades: 6-8 | 656 students
  • Hillis Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2401 56th St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-8412

    Grades: PK-5 | 370 students
  • Hoover High School Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4800 Aurora Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1106 students
  • Howe Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2900 Indianola
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8413

    Grades: PK-5 | 308 students
  • Hoyt Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2700 E 42nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8446

    Grades: 6-8 | 598 students
  • Hubbell Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    800 42nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8414

    Grades: K-5 | 432 students
  • Jackson Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3825 Indianola Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8415

    Grades: K-5 | 427 students
  • Jefferson Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2425 Watrous Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8416

    Grades: K-5 | 392 students
  • Jessie Franklin Taylor
    1801 16th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8424

    Grades: PK | 249 students
  • King Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1849 Forest Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8417

    Grades: K-5 | 329 students
  • Lincoln High School Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2600 Sw 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-7500

    Grades: 9-12 | 2350 students
  • Lovejoy Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    801 E Kenyon Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8419

    Grades: PK-5 | 394 students
  • Madison Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8420

    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
  • Mccombs Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    201 Sw County Line Rd
    Des Moines, IA 50320
    (515)242-8447

    Grades: 6-8 | 733 students
  • Mckee Elementary School
    2115 E 39th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)323-8628

    Grades: PK | 326 students
  • Mckinley Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1610 Se 6th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8423

    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
  • Meredith Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4827 Madison Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-7250

    Grades: 6-8 | 805 students
  • Merrill Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5301 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8448

    Grades: 6-8 | 743 students
  • Mitchell Early Childhood Center
    111 Porter
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-8424

    Grades: PK | 393 students
  • Show 26 more public schools in Des Moines Independent Community School District (out of 61 total schools)
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